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SENTOSA PROMOTES ONE-STOP-SHOP “BLEISURE” CONCEPT

Sentosa’s strategic location, accessibility and array of unique offerings make it a…
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INTERNATIONAL BALLET STAR APPOINTED AS LUXURY COLLECTION “GLOBAL EXPLORER”

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, have announced…
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ITB ASIA: REINVENTING TRAVEL IN THE NEW NORMAL

ITB Asia 2020 Virtual concluded with a record-breaking participation of almost 35,000…
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ITB CHINA MEETUP EVENT ATTRACTS 175 ATTENDEES IN SHENZHEN

The ITB China Industry MeetUp 2020 event series — Shenzhen Station took…
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NEW RULES FOR INBOUND VISITORS TO SEYCHELLES

The Seychelles Department of Tourism has reviewed its Visitor’s Travel Advisory effective…
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AUSTRIAN AIRLINES RETURN TO SHANGHAI

Austrian Airlines have begun flying to Shanghai again, starting 2 October. After…
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FAIRFIELD BY MARRIOTT: 11 NEW BUILDS IN JAPAN

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Japanese real estate developer, Sekisui…
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JAPAN AND SINGAPORE OPEN BUSINESS “GREEN LANE”

Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Motegi Toshimitsu (pictured above) and Singapore’s Minister…
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NEW TV CAMPAIGN: A K-POP TOUR OF SEOUL

BTS, the face of K-pop, are highlighting “the beauty of Seoul” in…
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ETC CONFIRMED AS CO-HOST OF ITB CHINA INDUSTRY MEET-UP

The European Travel Commission and ITB China have formalised an agreement for…
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TAKING DIGITAL TRAVEL MARKETING FROM WECHAT 1.0 TO WECHAT 2.0

In a recent webinar co-hosted by ITB China and TravelDaily China, Dave…
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TRAVEL PRODUCTS CHANGE TACK IN CHINA

The ITB China Travel Trends Report has revealed that health and safety…
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BALI EXTENDS BAN ON FOREIGN TOURISTS UNTIL END OF YEAR

Bali’s Governor Wayan Koster has officially announced that the tourist island will…
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ACCOR OPENS FIRST MONDRIAN IN ASIA

Mondrian Seoul Itaewon is set to become a “lifestyle destination” in South…
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SMART TOURISM RESEARCH CENTRE OPENS IN YUNNAN, CHINA

The Yunnan Engineering Research Center of Smart Tourism has been inaugurated, underlining…
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PATA’S MARIO HARDY – ON ASIA PACIFIC AND THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Pacific-Asia Travel Association CEO, Dr Mario Hardy talks to us about the…
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CHINESE TRAVEL AGENTS SAY RECOVERY WILL COME IN LESS THAN ONE YEAR

A comprehensive survey of Chinese travel agencies by ITB China has found…
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CAN’T VISIT? EXPERIENCE THE AMAZING JOURNEY ON VIDEO…

Now’s the perfect time to experience the history of Beppu Hot Springs,…
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MALDIVES OPEN BORDERS

The Maldives have officially reopened to tourists from all nations.
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BALI IMPLEMENTS THREE-PHASE REOPENING PLAN

The island of Bali will reopen to international tourism on 11 September.
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WYNDHAM ADDS NEW BRANDS TO JAPAN

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts are elevating their presence in Japan, introducing Wyndham…
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PREMIUM OUTLETS ARRIVE IN BANGKOK

Siam Premium Outlets Bangkok opened on 19 June, bringing this popular brand…
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CHINA GETS EVEN

IHG’s lifestyle and wellness brand, Even, has arrived in China, with the…
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Asia – a tourism powerhouse in 2019

UNWTO data show very strong performance with South and Southeast Asia topping…